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Index Torquay

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. [1]

212 relations: A38 road, Adrian Sanders, Agatha Christie, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Anglicanism, Anthony Salvin, Arthur Blomfield, Association football, Babbacombe, Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Model Village, Babbacombe Theatre, Banksy, Baptists, BBC News, BBC Radio Devon, Beatrix Potter, Beverage Brands, Bideford Bay, Billet, Blackball (film), Blackpool F.C., Blue Flag beach, Blue plaque, Bristol, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Brixham, Bruce Jones (actor), Cannes Film Festival, Caroline Quentin, Catholic Church, Channel Fleet, Charles Dickens, Chris Bisson, Christadelphians, Church of England, Cockington, Community journalism, Conservative Party (UK), Cordyline australis, County borough, Cyril Knowles, Dartmouth, Devon, David Webb (footballer), Devon, Devon County Council, Devon Sharks, Directly elected mayors in England and Wales, Donald Sinclair (hotel owner), ..., Eddie Kelly (footballer), EFL League Two, Eleven-plus, English Football League, Eric Idle, European Open (snooker), Evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II, Exeter, Fan (machine), Fault (geology), Fawlty Towers, Football in England, Football League Third Division, Frank O'Farrell, Gallipoli Campaign, Garry Nelson, George Edmund Street, George V, Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay, Global (company), Graham Booth, Great Western Railway, Haile Selassie, Hamelin, Hand axe, Heart South West, Hellevoetsluis, Herald Express, High jump, Homo sapiens, Hurdling, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, ITV West Country, Ivy Benson, John Cleese, John Loughborough Pearson, John MacEnery, Kents Cavern, Kevin Foster (politician), Lauren Pope, Laurus nobilis, Lee Sharpe, Leicester City F.C., Liberal Democrats (UK), Lily Cole, List of water sports, Living Coasts, Long jump, M5 motorway, Manchester United F.C., Martin Turner, Mary of Teck, Maxilla, Meadfoot, Mediterranean Sea, Michael Howard, Microclimate, Miranda Hart, Monastery, Monte Carlo, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Municipal borough, Napoleonic Wars, National Health Service, National League (division), National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Neil Warnock, Neville Southall, Newton Abbot, Nicholas Bye, Non-League football, Normandy landings, Oddicombe Beach, Ofcom, Ofsted, Olympic flame, Operation Overlord, Paignton, Paignton Zoo, Paleolithic, Paul Kaye, PDF, Percy Fawcett, Peter Cook, Phormium, Plainmoor, Plymouth, Plymouth Blitz, Pontins, Powerboating, Premiership Rugby, Premonstratensians, Princess Theatre (Torquay), Ray Winstone, Referendum, Richard Francis Burton, Ricky Tomlinson, Roger Deakins, Roman Empire, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Roy McFarland, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Royal Navy, Rugby League Conference, Rugby union, Rupert Allason, Seaside resort, Shot put, South Devon College, South Devon Football League, South East England, Special measures, Spotlight (BBC News), St Cuthbert Mayne School, St Marychurch, Stagecoach South West, Stone Age, Stud contact system, Sunrise Radio Group, Suttons Seeds, Ted Heath (bandleader), Teignmouth, That Summer!, The Breeze 105.5 (South Devon), The Goodies, The Spires College, Tor (rock formation), Tor Bay, Torbay, Torbay (UK Parliament constituency), Torbay Hospital, Torquay (UK Parliament constituency), Torquay Academy, Torquay Athletic RFC, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Torquay Girls' Grammar School, Torquay Lifeboat Station, Torquay railway station, Torquay Tramways, Torquay United F.C., Torre Abbey, Torre railway station, Track and field, Tribute Western Counties West, UK Independence Party, Unitary authority, United Kingdom general election, 2005, United Reformed Church, United States Army, Utah Beach, Victorian era, Wembley Stadium, Weymouth, Dorset, Wharf, William Pengelly, Wishbone Ash, WKD Original Vodka, World Snooker Championship, World War I, World War II, 1948 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics. Expand index (162 more) »

A38 road

The A38, part of which is also known as the Devon Expressway, is a major A-class trunk road in England.

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Adrian Sanders

Adrian Mark Sanders (born 25 April 1959, Paignton) is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom.

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer.

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Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River - geographically Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt, in the place that is now occupied by the countries of Egypt and Sudan.

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Ancient Rome

In historiography, ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.

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Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.

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Anthony Salvin

Anthony Salvin (17 October 1799 – 17 December 1881) was an English architect.

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Arthur Blomfield

Sir Arthur William Blomfield (6 March 182930 October 1899) was an English architect.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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"Babbacombe" may also refer to John 'Babbacombe' Lee Babbacombe is a district of Torquay, Devon, England.

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Cliff Railway, also known as the Babbacombe Cliff Lift, is a funicular railway in the town of Torquay in the English county of Devon.

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Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village is a miniature village and railway located in Babbacombe in Torquay, Devon.

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Babbacombe Theatre

The Babbacombe Theatre is a theatre in Babbacombe Bay in Torquay, South Devon.

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Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director.

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Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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BBC Radio Devon

BBC Radio Devon is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Devon.

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Beatrix Potter

Helen Beatrix Potter (British English, North American English also, 28 July 186622 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Beverage Brands

Beverage Brands is a British alcoholic beverage company based in Gloucestershire.

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Bideford Bay

Bideford Bay, also known as Barnstaple Bay and often shown on maps as Barnstaple or Bideford Bay, is a large area of water on the northwest coast of Devon in South West England, at the southwestern end of the Bristol Channel where it joins the Celtic Sea.

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A billet is a living quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep.

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Blackball (film)

Blackball is a 2003 British sports comedy film, based on the game of lawn Bowls.

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Blackpool F.C.

Blackpool Football Club is a professional association football club based in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

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Blue Flag beach

The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards.

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Blue plaque

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

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Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

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British Academy of Film and Television Arts

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.

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Brixham is a small fishing town and civil parish in the district of Torbay in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England.

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Bruce Jones (actor)

Bruce Jones (born Ian Roy Jones on 24 January 1953) is an English actor, best known for his role as taxi driver Les Battersby in Coronation Street.

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Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.

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Caroline Quentin

Caroline Quentin (born Caroline Jones; 11 July 1960) is an English actress.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Channel Fleet

The Channel Fleet and originally known as the Channel Squadron was the Royal Navy formation of warships that defended the waters of the English Channel from 1859 to 1909 and 1914 to 1915.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Chris Bisson

Christopher Paul Bisson (born 21 July 1975) is a British actor of Trinidadian descent, best known for portraying the roles of Vikram Desai in Coronation Street (1999–2002), Kash Karib in Shameless (2004–07, 2009), and for his current role as Jai Sharma in Emmerdale (since 2009).

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The Christadelphians are a millenarian Christian group who hold a view of Biblical Unitarianism.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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Cockington is a village in Torquay in the English county of Devon.

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Community journalism

Community journalism is locally-oriented, professional news coverage that typically focuses on city neighborhoods, individual suburbs or small towns, rather than metropolitan, state, national or world news.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Cordyline australis

Cordyline australis, commonly known as the cabbage tree, cabbage-palm or tī kōuka, is a widely branched monocot tree endemic to New Zealand.

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County borough

County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (excluding Scotland), to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control.

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Cyril Knowles

Cyril Barry Knowles (13 July 1944 – 30 August 1991) was a footballer who played full-back for Tottenham Hotspur and England.

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Dartmouth, Devon

Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon.

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David Webb (footballer)

David James Webb (born 9 April 1946) is an English former professional footballer who made 555 appearances in the Football League playing for Leyton Orient, Southampton, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers, Leicester City, Derby County, A.F.C. Bournemouth and Torquay United.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Devon County Council

Devon County Council is the county council administering the English county of Devon.

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Devon Sharks

Devon Sharks are a rugby league team based in Torquay, Devon.

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Directly elected mayors in England and Wales

Directly elected mayors in England and Wales are local government executive leaders who have been directly elected by the people who live in a local authority area.

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Donald Sinclair (hotel owner)

Donald William Sinclair (10 July 1909 – 1981) was the co–proprietor of the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay, England.

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Eddie Kelly (footballer)

Edward Patrick Kelly (born 7 February 1951) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a midfielder.

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EFL League Two

The English Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the third and lowest division of the English Football League (EFL) and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system.

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The eleven-plus (11-plus) is an examination administered to some students in England and Northern Ireland in their last year of primary education, which governs admission to grammar schools and other secondary schools which use academic selection.

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English Football League

The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales.

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Eric Idle

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer.

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European Open (snooker)

The European Open is a professional ranking snooker tournament that has been staged periodically since 1989.

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Evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II

The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to protect people, especially children, from the risks associated with aerial bombing of cities by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk.

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Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).

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Fan (machine)

A mechanical fan is a powered machine used to create flow within a fluid, typically a gas such as air.

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Fault (geology)

In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.

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Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979.

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Football in England

Association football is the most popular sport in England, where the first modern set of rules for the code were established in 1863, which were a major influence on the development of the modern Laws of the Game.

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Football League Third Division

The Football League Third Division was the third tier of the English football league system in 1920–21 and again from 1958 until 1992.

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Frank O'Farrell

Francis "Frank" O'Farrell (born 9 October 1927) is an Irish former football player and manager.

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Gallipoli Campaign

The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli, or the Battle of Çanakkale (Çanakkale Savaşı), was a campaign of the First World War that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey) in the Ottoman Empire between 17 February 1915 and 9 January 1916.

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Garry Nelson

Garry Paul Nelson (born 16 January 1961) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Southend United, Swindon Town, Plymouth Argyle, Brighton & Hove Albion, Charlton Athletic and Torquay United (as player/assistant manager) between 1979 and 1997.

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George Edmund Street

George Edmund Street (20 June 1824 – 18 December 1881), also known as G. E. Street, was an English architect, born at Woodford in Essex.

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George V

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

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Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay

The Gleneagles Hotel is a former hotel in Torquay, Devon, England.

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Global (company)

Global (also known as Global Media & Entertainment) is a British media company formed in 2007, which owns a large number of radio stations across the country.

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Graham Booth

Graham Harry Booth (29 March 1940 – 14 December 2011) was a British politician, and was a Member of the European Parliament for South West England between 2002 and 2008.

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.

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Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie I (ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ, qädamawi haylä səllasé,;, born Ras Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974.

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Hamelin (Hameln) is a town on the river Weser in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Hand axe

A hand axe (or handaxe) is a prehistoric stone tool with two faces that is the longest-used tool in human history.

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Heart South West

Heart South West is a regional radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Heart network.

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Hellevoetsluis (population: in) is a small city and municipality on Voorne-Putten Island in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland.

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Herald Express

The Herald Express is a local newspaper covering the Torbay area of the United Kingdom.

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High jump

The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it.

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Homo sapiens

Homo sapiens is the systematic name used in taxonomy (also known as binomial nomenclature) for the only extant human species.

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Hurdling is the act of running and jumping over an obstacle at speed.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th-century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions".

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ITV West Country

ITV West Country, formerly known as ITV Westcountry and ITV West, was (until 31 December 2013) a non-franchise ITV regional station covering South West England and incorporating the ITV West ('East') and ITV Westcountry regions.

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Ivy Benson

Ivy Benson (11 November 1913 – 6 May 1993) was an English musician and bandleader, who led an all-female swing band.

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John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.

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John Loughborough Pearson

John Loughborough Pearson (5 July 1817 – 11 December 1897) was a Gothic Revival architect renowned for his work on churches and cathedrals.

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John MacEnery

Father John MacEnery (27 November 1797 – 18 February 1841) was a Roman Catholic priest from Limerick, Ireland and early archaeologist who came to Devon as Chaplain to the Cary family at Torre Abbey in 1822.

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Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is a cave system in Torquay, Devon, England.

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Kevin Foster (politician)

Kevin John Foster (born 31 December 1978) is a British Conservative Party politician, representing the Torbay Parliamentary constituency since 2015.

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Lauren Pope

Lauren Grace Pope (born 29 September 1982) is an English television personality, glamour model and DJ.

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Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glabrous (smooth and hairless) leaves, in the flowering plant family Lauraceae.

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Lee Sharpe

Lee Stuart Sharpe (born 27 May 1971) is an English former professional footballer, sports television pundit and reality television personality, who as a player was predominantly a left winger from 1988 to 2004.

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Leicester City F.C.

Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester.

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Liberal Democrats (UK)

The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as Lib Dems) are a liberal British political party, formed in 1988 as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a splinter group from the Labour Party, which had formed the SDP–Liberal Alliance from 1981.

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Lily Cole

Lily Luahana Cole (born 27 December 1987), lilycole.com.

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List of water sports

There are dozens of commonly played sports that involve water.

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Living Coasts

Living Coasts is a coastal zoo owned by Paignton Zoo as part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, which includes Newquay Zoo.

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Long jump

The long jump (historically called the broad jump in the USA) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point.

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M5 motorway

The M5 is a motorway in England linking the Midlands and the South West.

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Manchester United F.C.

Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

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Martin Turner

Martin Robert Turner (born 1 October 1947, Torquay, Devon) is an English musician best known for his time as the bass guitarist, lead vocalist and a founding member of the rock band, Wishbone Ash.

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Mary of Teck

Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King George V. Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in England.

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The maxilla (plural: maxillae) in animals is the upper jawbone formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones.

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Meadfoot is an area of Torquay, Devon.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant.

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Michael Howard

Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne, (born 7 July 1941), is a British politician who served as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005.

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A microclimate is a local set of atmospheric conditions that differ from those in the surrounding areas, often with a slight difference but sometimes with a substantial one.

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Miranda Hart

Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke (born 14 December 1972), known professionally as Miranda Hart, is an English actress, model and comedian.

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A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone (hermits).

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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo (Monte-Carlo, or colloquially Monte-Carl; Monégasque: Monte-Carlu) officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located.

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Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (known during the final series as just Monty Python) is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974.

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Municipal borough

Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.

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National Health Service

The National Health Service (NHS) is the name used for each of the public health services in the United Kingdom – the National Health Service in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland – as well as a term to describe them collectively.

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National League (division)

The National League, currently named the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the top division of the National League in English football.

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National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

The National Marine Aquarium is a marine aquarium built on reclaimed land in the city of Plymouth, England, in Sutton Harbour, next to the Barbican and fishmarket.

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Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock (born 1 December 1948) is an English football manager, currently managing Welsh side Cardiff City.

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Neville Southall

Neville Southall MBE (born 16 September 1958) is a Welsh former international footballer.

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Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is a market town and civil parish on the River Teign in the Teignbridge District of Devon, England, with a population of 25,556.

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Nicholas Bye

Nicholas Bye is a Conservative local politician in England.

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Non-League football

Non-League football describes football leagues played outside the top leagues of a country.

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Normandy landings

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

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Oddicombe Beach

Oddicombe Beach is a popular beach, noted for its interesting Breccia cliffs, below the Babbacombe district of Torbay, Devon in England.

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The Office of Communications (Y Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau), commonly known as Ofcom, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.

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The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament.

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Olympic flame

The Olympic flame is a symbol used in the Olympic movement.

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.

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Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England.

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Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, is a zoo in Paignton, Devon, England.

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The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic is a period in human prehistory distinguished by the original development of stone tools that covers c. 95% of human technological prehistory.

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Paul Kaye

Paul Kaye (born 15 December 1969) is an English comedian and actor.

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The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

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Percy Fawcett

Lieutenant Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867during or after 1925) was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America.

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Peter Cook

Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian.

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Phormium is a genus of two plant species in the Asphodelaceae family.

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Plainmoor is an association football stadium located in the Plainmoor suburb of Torquay, Devon, England.

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Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.

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Plymouth Blitz

The Plymouth Blitz was a series of bombing raids carried out by the Nazi German Luftwaffe on the English city of Plymouth in the Second World War.

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Pontins is the trading name of Britannia Jinky Jersey Ltd, a company operating holiday parks in the UK.

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Power boating describes activities performed in a motorized boat.

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Premiership Rugby

Premiership Rugby (officially known as Gallagher Premiership Rugby, or the Gallagher Premiership due to sponsorship reasons) is an English professional rugby union competition.

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The Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, also known as the Premonstratensians, the Norbertines and, in Britain and Ireland, as the White Canons (from the colour of their habit), are a religious order of Canons regular of the Catholic Church founded in Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Norbert of Xanten, who later became Archbishop of Magdeburg.

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Princess Theatre (Torquay)

The Princess Theatre in Torquay, England is a 1,500 seat theatre that first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961.

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Ray Winstone

Raymond Andrew "Ray" Winstone (born 19 February 1957) is an English film and television actor.

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A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is invited to vote on a particular proposal.

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Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat.

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Ricky Tomlinson

Eric "Ricky" Tomlinson (born 26 September 1939) is an English actor, comedian, author and political activist.

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Roger Deakins

Roger Alexander Deakins, (born May 24, 1949) is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.

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Roman Empire

The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan, (born 5 December 1975) is an English professional snooker player.

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Roy McFarland

Roy Leslie McFarland (born 5 April 1948) is an English former football manager and former player.

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Royal National Lifeboat Institution

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man as well as on some inland waterways.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Rugby League Conference

The Rugby League Conference (RLC) (also known as the Co-operative Rugby League Conference as a result of sponsorship from The Co-operative Group), was a series of regionally based divisions of amateur rugby league teams spread throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

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Rugby union

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.

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Rupert Allason

Rupert William Simon Allason (born 8 November 1951) is a military historian and journalist and former Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

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Seaside resort

A seaside resort is a resort town or resort hotel, located on the coast.

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Shot put

The shot put (pronounced) is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy spherical object—the shot—as far as possible.

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South Devon College

South Devon College is a large sized further education college that provides a wide variety of courses on one of its 9 different campuses within Torbay and the surrounding area.

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South Devon Football League

The South Devon Football League, known under a sponsorship arrangement as the WBW Solicitors South Devon Football League, is a football competition based in England.

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South East England

South East England is the most populous of the nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.

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Special measures

Special measures is a status applied by regulators of public services in Britain to providers who fall short of acceptable standards.

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Spotlight (BBC News)

11 mins | picture_format.

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St Cuthbert Mayne School

St Cuthbert Mayne School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Torquay in the English county of Devon.

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St Marychurch

St Marychurch in Torbay, Devon, England, is one of the oldest settlements in South Devon.

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Stagecoach South West

Stagecoach South West is a bus operator providing services in Devon and East Cornwall along with coach services to Bristol.

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Stone Age

The Stone Age was a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with an edge, a point, or a percussion surface.

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Stud contact system

The stud contact system is a once-obsolete ground-level power supply system for electric trams.

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Sunrise Radio Group

Sunrise Radio Group Limited was a UK radio broadcaster (chairman Avtar Lit), and ran Sunrise Radio.

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Suttons Seeds

Suttons Seeds is a long established supplier of seeds, bulbs, and other horticultural products.

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Ted Heath (bandleader)

George Edward "Ted" Heath (30 March 1902 – 18 November 1969) was an English musician and big band leader.

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Teignmouth is a large seaside town, fishing port and civil parish in the English county of Devon, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign about 14 miles south of Exeter.

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That Summer!

That Summer! is a 1979 British drama film directed by Harley Cokeliss, starring Ray Winstone, Tony London, Emily Moore and Julie Shipley.

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The Breeze 105.5 (South Devon)

The Breeze, is an Independent Local Radio station for Torbay and South Devon, forming part of the Breeze network.

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The Goodies

The Goodies are a trio of British comedians: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie.

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The Spires College

The Spires College is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the Devon town of Torquay, England.

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Tor (rock formation)

A tor, which is also known by geomorphologists as either a castle koppie or kopje, is a large, free-standing rock outcrop that rises abruptly from the surrounding smooth and gentle slopes of a rounded hill summit or ridge crest.

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Tor Bay

Tor Bay (sometimes written as Torbay) is a bay on the south-east coast of the county of Devon, England.

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Torbay is a borough in Devon, England, administered by the unitary authority of Torbay Council.

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Torbay (UK Parliament constituency)

Torbay is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Kevin Foster, a Conservative.

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Torbay Hospital

Torbay Hospital is South Devon's main hospital.

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Torquay (UK Parliament constituency)

Torquay was a county constituency in Devon, South West England, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Torquay Academy

Torquay Academy is an over-subscribed non-selective 11 to 18 school in Torquay, Devon, England.

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Torquay Athletic RFC

Torquay Athletic RFC is an English rugby union team formed in 1875 that is based in Torquay, Devon.

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Torquay Boys' Grammar School

Torquay Boys' Grammar School is a selective boys grammar school in Torquay, Devon, England.

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Torquay Girls' Grammar School

Torquay Girls' Grammar School is a selective grammar school for girls aged 11–18, in Torquay, Devon, UK.

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Torquay Lifeboat Station

Torquay Lifeboat Station was the base for Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) search and rescue operations at Torquay, Devon in England from 1876 until 1923.

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Torquay railway station

Torquay railway station is on the Riviera Line and serves the seaside resort of Torquay, Devon, England.

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Torquay Tramways

Torquay Tramways operated electric street trams in Torquay, Devon, England, from 1907.

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Torquay United F.C.

Torquay United Football Club is a professional association football club based in Torquay, Devon, England.

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Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is a historic building and art gallery in Torquay, Devon, which lies in the South West of England.

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Torre railway station

Torre railway station is a suburban station on the Riviera Line in Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom.

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Track and field

Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.

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Tribute Western Counties West

Tribute Western Counties West is an English, level seven, rugby union league for clubs based in the south-west of England; mainly Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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UK Independence Party

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is a Eurosceptic and right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom.

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Unitary authority

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.

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United Kingdom general election, 2005

The 2005 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 to elect 646 members to the House of Commons.

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United Reformed Church

The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Christian church in the United Kingdom.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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Utah Beach

Utah, commonly known as Utah Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), during World War II.

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Victorian era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.

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Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002–2003.

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Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast.

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A wharf, quay (also), staith or staithe is a structure on the shore of a harbor or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.

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William Pengelly

William Pengelly, FRS FGS (12 January 1812 – 16 March 1894) was a British geologist and amateur archaeologist who was one of the first to contribute proof that the Biblical chronology of the earth calculated by Archbishop James Ussher was incorrect.

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Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash are a British rock band who achieved success in the early and mid-1970s.

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WKD Original Vodka

WKD Original Vodka is a brand or marks of alcopop produced by Beverage Brands.

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World Snooker Championship

The World Snooker Championship is the leading snooker tournament both in terms of prestige and prize money.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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1948 Summer Olympics

The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was held in London, United Kingdom.

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2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.

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